Nigerian U-20 side will open their campaign of the 2018 WAFU tournament in Lome, Togo where they lurk horns with Junior Mena of Niger.
The Nigerien side stunned the Black Satellites of Ghana in the opening group B match on Friday to send shockwaves to seven time champions Nigeria ahead of their clash.
Hosts Togo head Group A that also has Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mali, however the withdrawal of Benin Republic from the tournament depleted Nigeria’s Group B.
After their crunch game with Junior Mena side, the Flying Eagles will have to wait till Wednesday for their crucial encounter with arch rivals Ghana, who will be looking for three points too.
Head Coach Paul Aigbogun has revealed that the game will be approached with full concentration and commitment.
“The fact that Niger Republic defeated Ghana is a message for us. No team can be under-rated these days. We will take the game as a battle and ensure we come out victorious. The Flying Eagles are seven –time champions of Africa; it is a pedigree that we intend to sustain.”
In last Thursday’s opening matches, hosts Togo lost 0-1 to Mali and Senegal defeated Burkina Faso 2-0.